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#1 Balder

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 04:52 AM

Gentlemen,

I have some excess play in the frame latch on my Savage M1928. How do I get it out? I'm planning on having a new one made since I can't seem to find an original. Thanks.

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#2 adlake

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 05:45 AM

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I have always had luck with a large paperclip shoved in the tiny hole in the top.-adlake
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#3 Merry Ploughboy

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 06:17 AM

Balder,

The usual parts suppliers (see FAQ) have had the latch in the past. Usual price is $5 or so. New spring about $1.50.

In any case, there is often a bit of wear at the notch in the frame so if one has a new latch made, the latch is often very slightly over sized to take up some of the wear.

Good luck.

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#4 adlake

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 05:30 PM

There something that, should be some what in stock from our Thompson wizards. A oversized latch pin made to a large size and handfit to you size needed. I know I could use a few of these-adlake
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#5 Balder

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Posted 14 August 2005 - 12:23 PM

Gentlemen,

A paper clip did the trick, a friend is in the process of making a new and slightly oversized one so I can file/sand it down to make a perfect fit. Thanks for your inputs!

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Balder
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#6 Phil Askew

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 11:22 PM

Balder, If those don't work out, I have some new ones with a spring. Contact me at philfordparts@yahoo.com
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